Tamala Jones is an American actress. Her Hollywood career started in the mid 1990s. During her initial years, she had guest appearances on multiple television shows. She also acted in some feature films. During this period she appeared in the films Booty Call and Can’t Hardly Wait. She also had a recurring role as Tina on Veronica’s Closet. Her first regular role was as Bobbie Seawright on For Your Love. In the 2000s, she starred on the show The Tracy Morgan Show. She also appeared in the movies Daddy Day Camp and Up in the Air. She then became known for starring as Lanie Parish on Castle.